Meet Your Team

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Anahita Gupta
D.D.S.
General Dentist

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Andrew Higgins
D.D.S.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Higgins says, “For me, dentistry has always been an amazing mix of science and art. I love that every procedure and patient is different and brings its own set of challenges and rewards.” He encourages his patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs.

After graduating from Randolph-Macon College, Dr. Higgins received his Dental Degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He completed his Advanced Education In General Dentistry while serving in the United States Navy. He’s a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Higgins says, “Away from the office I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, hiking, stand up paddle boarding and baking.”

Education

  • B.S., Chemistry–Randolph-Macon College
  • D.D.S.–Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
  • Advanced Education In General Dentistry –United States Navy

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
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Timothy Chaffee
D.M.D.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Chaffee says, “I was attracted to dentistry because I felt it was a great avenue for me to help people in need. Also, I liked the personal interaction that comes with job and the dynamic nature of the profession; every new day brings a new challenge.”   

Dr. Chaffee continues, “I enjoy working with and treating families as well as the ability to offer help to people in need of care. Learning and utilizing new techniques in my practice also makes dentistry a very engaging profession. I am extremely committed to understanding each patient and am focused on working with them to provide the best care in line with their goals and values.”

After graduating from Oregon State University, Dr. Chaffee received his Dental Degree from the OHSU School of Dentistry. He also completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Lutheran Medical Center. He’s a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
              
Dr. Chaffee says, “I love music and spend the much of my down time composing on my guitar. If I am not doing that, I am usually outdoors backpacking, fishing, wakeboarding, running, or snowboarding. I also enjoy cooking for friends and family.”

Education

  • B.S., General Science–Oregon State University   
  • D.M.D.–OHSU School of Dentistry
  • Lutheran Medical Center–Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
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Michael Dyriw
D.D.S., M.S.
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Dyriw says, “I enjoy working with patients and helping them through pain. It is a very rewarding profession. The dental profession is very exciting and I enjoy the challenge involved in treating anxious patients and the difficulty of complex cases. I enjoy making a difference in peoples lives, whether it is easing a patients anxiety, taking them out of pain or improving their smile!”

After graduating from Bishop’s University, Dr. Dyriw received his Dental Degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He received his M.S. in Endodontics from the Marquette University School of Dentistry. He’s a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association and the Washington State Dental Association.

Dr. Dyriw says, “I enjoy spending time with my family as well as the sport of hockey. I love watching hockey and especially playing!”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–Bishop’s University
  • D.D.S.–Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • M.S., Endodontics–Marquette University School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Endodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
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Jagdeep Gill
D.D.S
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Gill says, “I enjoy meeting and getting to know all of my patients, and providing them with exceptional dental treatment and oral health knowledge. It’s great to have such a positive impact impact on patients oral health and therefore their overall well-being. I love science and working with my hands. I always knew I would have a career in the health care field serving patience.

After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gill received his Dental Degree from the Howard University College of Dentistry. He was awarded his Certificate of Endodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

He’s a member of the many organizations including the American Association of Endodontists and the Washington State Association of Endodontists. Dr. Gill also speaks Punjabi and Hindi.

Dr. Gill says, “In my free time, I enjoy an active lifestyle, including playing basketball, running, hiking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with my wife Nisha and our dog, Kenyon.”

Education

  • B.Sc., Biology–University of British Columbia
  • D.D.S.–Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Certificate of Endodontics–University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association American Association of Endodontists Washington State Association of Endodontists Washington State Dental Association Seattle King County Dental Society
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Tori Matthys
D.D.S., M.S.D.
Orthodontist

About Me

Dr. Matthys says, “I see dentistry as the dual harmony of science and creativity. It gives you the opportunity to be a scientist and an artist all at once, with the final product being a healthy and fantastic smile!”

“I’m trilled to be working with the Gentle Dental team, and to serve the community of Lakewood, Dr. Matthys says. “I like being involved in patients’ lives on a regular basis: we get to work with all kinds and types of people, see them at different times in their life over the course of their orthodontic treatment. It’s fun to watch their smile and their lives change one month after the other. It is a tremendous honor to be involved with people in this special way.”

After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Matthys received her Dental Degree and her M.S.D. in Orthodontics from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She’s a member of the many organizations including the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Washington State Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Matthys says, “Family is the most important thing for me. We spend a lot of time getting together for events, meals and outdoor activities. Hobbies I enjoy include working out–running, snowboarding and hiking. I’m newly interested in fishing and backpacking and look forward to our Northwest Summers! I also love to watch all kinds of sporting events and I look forward to the NBA in Seattle again!”

Education

  • B.S., Biology–Loyola Marymount University
  • D.D.S.–University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • M.S.D., Orthodontics–University of Washington School of Dentistry

Awards

  • Washington Association of Women Dentists Award
  • James and Joyce Oates Scholarship for clinical excellence

Affiliations

  • B.S., History–UCLA
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Washington State Society of Orthodontists

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